Athletes have an increased need for micro and macronutrients, as well as trace elements. Sprouts can help to balance this need very easily and and in a tasty way too.
Above all, the regenerative power and unmistakable liveliness of sprouts is very much appreciated by athletes. If we encourage our bodies to perform at their best, we reach our goals faster. Thus we can also understand more clearly what gives the body strength-- both in action and during regeneration.
The liveliness of the sprouts plays a central role! The cells are not only optimally supplied with the density of nutrients from the sprouts, but they are also flooded with "edible" light from the biophotons and the chlorophyll of the sprouts. In this way, the processes at cell level can run significantly better. We witness this change in the increased performance in sport and in the shortened regeneration time-- so we are back on the pitch faster and fitter!
Good to know: During sport, in addition to new muscle mass, harmful free radicals are created and released, and should immediately be flushed out. The best way to do this is with antioxidants, the scavengers of free radicals. A lot of these effective little helpers can be found in cruciferous vegetables such as radishes, daikon radishes, and kale.
Depending on which sport and goal you are pursuing, you should also change the types of sprouts you consume. We recommend that you have your blood levels tested for critical nutrient deficiencies on a regular basis. Discuss the results with your doctor or nutritionist.
Critical nutrients to watch out for as an athlete:
- Iron (oxygen supply)
- Magnesium (energy metabolism, protein synthesis, regeneration)
- Amino acids / proteins (muscle building, basic substance)
- Omega3 fatty acids
- Vitamins B and D (nervous system, muscle building)
- Zinc (immune system)
- Iodine, selenium (thyroid, immune system, endocrine system)
Here is our selection of recommended sprouts for athletes:
- All legumes (chickpeas, mung beans, lentils, adzuki beans - & gt; especially suitable for those with a sweet tooth in the form of healthy brownies)
- Buckwheat (12% protein, gluten-free)
- Fenugreek (30% vegetable proteins)
by Theresa Berles